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    I notice that at night (after romping with the kids) Tuffy's face gets very red and blotchy (not related to his chin acne.) But after quiet time it goes back to being relatively white. Is this just blood circulating to his face and a normal thing or can this be an allergy related thing?

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    Default Re: Red, blotchy muzzle

    It could be heat rash? Our human son gets these. We changed his shampoo and for two months he would get heat rash eveytime he got sweaty. Then some folks suggested I give him a vinegar bath, and then I changed his shampoo. Needless to say, he is much better now, but he still gets a little bit red and bumpy if he is too hot, but nothing like before.

    So my point- is yes it could be allergy related, as my son was hghly allergic to that shampoo....

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    Default Re: Red, blotchy muzzle

    "Maximus" had the same problem when I first got him in May. When the Vet asked "What's wrong with his face?" I knew there was a problem. The problem was "Allergies". He was having allergies to the food he was being fed by the breeder. Ever since I changed his Diet to a GRAIN-FREE diet and reduced his Gluten intake, his face has improved significantly. I think all bulldogs have a little bit of Pink or redness to their muzzle area, but Max would get beet red at times, usually in the evening, and I didn't know what was going on. He's much improved since his diet has been changed.

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    We are trying GF Fromm right now with Jesse, doing great so far--

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    Had to roll my eyes about the comment about "What's wrong with his face" because my vet also said something along those lines. Isn't it great when our vets are as clueless as we are?! What grain free kibble do you have Maximus on? Tuffy's face is usually beet red by the end of the day too. The vet has him on anothe round of Cephalexin because he now has several big flareups on his muzzle and it's getting worse each day. But I'm definitely going to change foods because I know it couldn't hurt. Plus I heard Ester C is good for building up the immune system.

    I also like Fromm so that's a consideration!! Glad to hear that Jesse is doing well!!

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    Default Re: Red, blotchy muzzle

    you can tell Horse's activity level by what color his face is. He is basically all white with a few brown spots here and there, but whenever he is worked up/tired/hot/humpy/or stressed his face is red. So, I would look at what color Tuffy's face is when he wakes up, and then go from there. A food change also drastically changed Horse's coloring (red all the time->white most of the time). I feel like a red face after playing is completely normal, as long as it isnt red all the time.
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